Rob Nelson is a weeknight breaking news anchor on NewsNation.
Nelson’s professional journalism career has spanned 20 years. He began his career as a reporter at The-Times Picayune, the daily newspaper in New Orleans, covering education, crime, politics, and most memorably, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
He unexpectedly jumped into broadcast news in 2007, landing an anchor/reporter position at WWL-TV, the city’s CBS affiliate. After three years, Nelson was hired by ABC News in New York as co-anchor of World News Now and America This Morning, the nation’s top-rated early morning national newscasts.
During that time, he anchored several major breaking news stories, including the killing of Osama bin Laden, the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado in 2012. Nelson was eventually promoted to correspondent, reporting for Good Morning America, World News Tonight and Nightline.
In January 2014, Nelson joined WABC-TV, the nation’s most watched local station, serving as weekend morning co-anchor and general assignment reporter.